Dichanthelium sphaerocarpon (Elliott) Gould
Synonym: Panicum sphaerocarpon
Coefficient of Conservatism: 5
Coefficient of Wetness: 3
Wetness Index: FACU
Physiognomy: Nt P-Grass

Panicum sphaerocarpon of Michigan Flora.

Dry open sandy ground, fields, and sandy forests.

The leaves, especially those in rosettes, are not only quite large for a plant with such small spikelets, but the leathery rosette leaves have rather contrasting whitish venation that makes them stand out.

At high magnification (30×), the slightly swollen zone of the stem below the nodes, and sometimes elsewhere, the panicle branches, there are characteristic tiny yellowish or whitish elliptic, ± shiny glands diagnostic for this species.


Allegan County
Bay County
Berrien County
Calhoun County
Cass County
Hillsdale County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Mason County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
St. Clair County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. August 19, 2022. https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2085.